For the past month, I’ve pretty much just walked for exercise or I’ve done absolutely nothing but lie on my couch and listen to podcasts because of a cold, but one of the things I like about the New Year is getting back into a winter workout routine. This used to be the time I’d start marathon training for Vermont’s May marathon, which I can’t do any longer. I’ve got to keep a pretty low-impact exercise routine because of my feet – walking/swimming/yoga/biking – which I’m actually enjoying more than I thought I would, but I’d like to focus on a long-term fitness goal this year, so I’m aiming to be able to swim across Lake Champlain come summer! I’m marking my words, here, on the ol’ blogosphere.
Sunday 1/11: Yoga, 90 min class.
Monday 1/12: Active rest day.
Tuesday 1/13: Swimming class! First class/first time back in the pool in 2015. It’s a distance class, so we’re working on upping the amount of time spent in the pool. Last semester my classes were 45 minutes, but this semester our class is once a week for 1 hr 40 minutes.
300 yd swim
200 yd kick
300 yd pull
3 rounds of the following set:
3-50 yd fist freestyle
2-75 yd (3-5-7 stroke breathing)
100 yd getting faster with each 25
100 yd scull
4-50 yd high-elbow freestyle drills
100 yd freestyle
Total yards: 2, 625
Wednesday 1/14: Sunrise yoga, 60 minute class. Zumba, 60 minute class, after work with a coworker. It was free week at UVM’s gym, so I thought I’d try it out. My coworker is obsesssssed.
Thursday 1/15: Ice skating @ lunch! Zumba, 60 minute class, again for a second night.
Friday 1/16: Sunrise yoga, 60 minute class.
Saturday 1/17: 8 mile hike up Treadway Mt in the ADKs with friends and the cutest pup named Ringo.
We were going to snowshoe, but the snow wasn’t that deep, so we decided to just use our new micro-spikes. I had never hiked in the winter in spikes, and my winter hiking has been revolutionized. It’s amazing: so much faster and less clunky than snowshoeing. I’m a huge huge huge fan. These are the ones I bought here.
It was -12 degrees F when we started. Here’s my frozen smile:)
But the sun was shining and we eventually warmed up and the entire hike was awesome. We got to trek across a frozen pond to get to the trail for Mt. Treadway, which was so cool.